If you are a Toowoomba resident living near the eastern escarpment, you could get a visit from this beautiful butterfly as they search for nectar in the flowers of your garden. Currently they are flying in the dry rainforest of Redwood Park.
Manual clearing of thick lantana usually involves reaching in and pulling the stems away so you can get to the main stem and/or roots, whether to dig them out with the Root Blade or exposing the stem or roots to loppers for poisoning by the cut stump method. With each of these methods the operator comes in close contact with the prickly stems and also increases the risk of tick strike. A method that will lessen these risks is to secure a hand winch to a nearby tree, run a wire rope around the patch of vegetation that you intend to pull, and connect the other end to the same tree. (Press View above for details)
Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly Papilo aegeus is also known as Large Citrus Butterfly or Orchard Butterfly. Orchard butterflies belong to the family PAPILIONIDAE, commonly known as Swallowtail Butterfly. Most of the butterflies in this family are large in size and with brilliant colours. They are called Swallowtails because some of species have tailed hind wings however, not all family members have tails. The Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies have no tails.